New 36 Crazyfists online
Despite the state of today’s tumultuous world, the Anchorage, Alaska-bred band 36 CRAZYFISTS are inspired to look beyond the negative and aggressively emphasize the positive. They are able to distance themselves from the pack by never resorting to stereotypical metal rage while maintaining their heavy roots. Whether front man Brock Lindow addresses road fatigue, self-worth or accountability, the music is fuelled by a contagious enthusiasm and optimism in the face of frustration.
The band’s third album ‘REST INSIDE THE FLAMES’ is testament to this and comes across as an energized batch of modern anthems built upon a pyre of swarming emotions, stomping, surging rhythms and vocals that seesaw between scathing rage and melodic regret. The band’s universal, contemporary sound is earning them an army of fans across the world, particularly in the UK and Europe where they have been embraced by thousands and play main stages at some of the biggest rock festivals on the circuit.
It’s easy to see why. ‘REST INSIDE THE FLAMES’ offers a fresh take on aggressive music that simultaneously revels in strength and vulnerability, while carving a path of self-reliance and personal expression as wide as an ocean basin.
I’ll Go Until My Heart Stops” begins with a barked verse that builds into a climactic roar before levelling off with a contagious chorus. “Elysium,” is a colossal slab of brutality filled with dense, chugging breakdowns, yet buoyed by unexpected blasts of melody and “The Great Descent” opens with searing guitar and pain-stricken vocals before building into a hailstorm of slamming beats and angular riffs. In addition to being more lyrically revealing, the album is also more musically developed and heavier than their previous work. “There’s a lot more double-bass than before and more mosh parts,” Lindow says. “We’ve always been pretty heavy live, but it hasn’t really translated on record before. So, with this one, there was more of a focus to make sure the songs would rock as hard on the record as they will live.”